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Christian Lee Routs Timofey Nastyukhin in 73 Seconds, Retains One Championship Lightweight Title – MMA Root



Shares in Christian Lee continue to rise under the One Championship flag.

Lee retained his undisputed light crown in astonishing fashion as he punched Timofey Nastyukhin for just over a minute on the headline of One on TNT 2 on Wednesday at Indoor Singapore Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. Unable to count on back-to-back victories over Eddie Alvarez and Pieter Buist, Nastyukhin (14-5, 7-4 One) fell and burned 1:13 in Round 1.

After failing to secure a dismissal, Lee (15-3, 15-3 One) cut the Russian with a left hook, pushed him to the canvas and got rid of him with a barrage of punches. Nastyukhin failed to defend himself cleverly from the attack, causing referee Mohamad Sulaiman to intervene.

The 22-year-old Lee has won six races in a row, four of them in one round.

Shuo Wang, meanwhile, eliminated Kyu Sung Kim with a blow to the elbow and subsequent punches in the third round of their feature. Kim (15-5, 1-3 One) bowed 1:51 in Round 3, as he suffered his third defeat in four appearances.

No man split in the first two rounds. Kim appeared to be turning a corner in the third with body kicks and straight right hands. However, Wang (12-4, 1-0 One) reacted to the left hook from South Korea and entered with a disastrous elbow. Kim collapsed and ate a few more punches before the interruption call.

Wang, 26, has won five games in a row, three of which were finishes.

In another action, Shinechagtaga Zoltsetseg (6-3, 5-2 One) was disqualified after giving an illegal soccer kick to Yoshiki Nakahara (15-5, 3-1 One) in the second round of their featherweight fight. Shuya Kamikubo (12-1, 5-0 One) defeated Mitchell Chamale (7-3, 0-1 One) in a 2:13 backstroke in the second round of the weight class. and Janet Todd threw Anne Line Hogstad with a 1:36 body kick in the third round of a women’s individual weight dispute that was challenged according to Muay Thai rules.

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